Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Only One Northwest Coast Native American Art Mask Left

There's only one available Northwest Coast Native American art mask left at Free Spirit Gallery and it's a Wild Man mask by Cody Mathias. This magnificent Northwest Coast mask is offered for sale at an incredible price that is about 50% of the typical street gallery price. Check it out at our Native American Art Mask section.

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Friday, October 27, 2006

Only One Dancing Walrus Inuit Sculpture Left

Since a dancing walrus Inuit sculpture was sold earlier this week, there's only one other dancing walrus left at Free Spirit Gallery. Dancing walruses are much less common than dancing polar bears and the one remaining one is actually a drum dancing walrus making it an even more rare Inuit sculpture. If you have had your sights on this one, it is highly recommended that you quickly order it now since we don't know if we will ever come across another like it for some time. See this very unique piece and other walrus carvings at Free Spirit Gallery.

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Thursday, October 26, 2006

Eskimo Art Sculptures Make Great Wedding Gifts

Eskimo art sculptures make some great and unique wedding gifts. My brother sent an Eskimo carving of a loon bird to a friend in France last year as a wedding present after getting the idea when I actually sent him a huge walrus carving for his own wedding. This past week, a lady from Ottawa ordered a dancing walrus sculpture from our gallery and had it sent to her friend who is getting married this weekend. I'm also going to a friend's wedding this weekend in Toronto and will be giving the happy couple Eskimo art as well in the form of a polar bear sculpture. Eskimo art definitely makes a nice addition to a couple's new home and you can be pretty sure that your gift will be very unique as well as special.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

West Coast Native Aboriginals Train With Police

Recently, a 17-week Aboriginal Youth Training Program was held to help strengthen the bridge between police and local West Coast Native Aboriginal communities. Thirty two student interns attended the Canadian nationwide program and worked as peace officers with members of the RCMP and the First Nations Chiefs of Police Association. One student, Roberta Chouinard, 18, spent two weeks in basic training, then was paired with Vancouver Constable Angela Kermer. Both women are of Canadian native aboriginal ancestry and spent a significant amount of time with members of the local West Coast Native Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. Chouinard worked side by side with Kermer and was always in uniform during public events. She says the AYTP is a method of recruiting more Canadian aboriginal law officers. "The numbers are pretty low for officers that are of Canadian Native Aboriginal ancestry," said Chouinard. "Even here in North Vancouver, they only have two West Coast Native Aboriginal police officers."

See West Coast Native Aboriginal Art at Free Spirit Gallery

Monday, October 23, 2006

Northwest Coast Native Art Original Paintings

The northwest coast native art prints that we currently have in stock are actually original paintings (since we have sold out all our limited edition prints). These paintings are both bears in the northwest coast native art style. A shot of one of them is shown below. They can both be seen at Northwest Coast Native Art Paintings.

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Thursday, October 19, 2006

Local Native Students Study Walrus in Alaska

The Bristol Bay Summer Youth Stewardship Program gives local Native students in Alaska an opportunity to work in ecological research project. This year the students are researching the Pacific walrus who congregate in Bristol Bay of Alaska. "These are critical habitat areas in Bristol Bay where walruses have come to rest between feeding bouts," said Joel Garlich-Miller of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. "These isolated locations are filled up with up to tens of thousands of animals out there nesting." Students are tracking the numbers of walruses and monitoring human disturbances near the resting walruses. Walrus numbers in Bristol Bay are declining, and this long-term project will help develop management plans for the species. Walruses have been one of the most important wildlife species in the lives of Natives and Eskimo populations located in the north. Walruses are often depicted in Eskimo art.

See some wonderful Walrus Eskimo Carvings at Free Spirit Gallery.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Learning about Canadian Aboriginal Culture

When it comes to learning about Canadian aboriginal culture, The Birch Bark Basket program in Alberta, Canada is among the best programs for young children. Combining games, storytelling, dance and other activities, the program reflects both historic and modern times. The Birch Bark Basket program was developed by a committee of several Canadian Aboriginal individuals across the province of Alberta. Heather Snider from the Alberta Resource Centre for Quality Enhancement said the program stems from parent programs which need methods of connecting with the family. This unique program has been introduced in many Canadian city and parent link centers. More information on the Birch Bark Basket Early Ed. Program: is at www.arcqe.ca/birchbark/birch_bark.htm

Speaking of baskets, check out the Canadian Inuit Aboriginal Baskets at Free Spirit Gallery.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

New Larger Killerwhale Orca Native Indian Carving Added

Another new killerwhale orca Native Indian carving by Northwest Coast carver Gary Baker has been added to Free Spirit Gallery. This one is a bit larger than his usual killerwhales and the eye is a bit different. See all the killerwhale orca carvings at the Free Spirit Gallery website.

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Vancouver is Canadian Capital of Northwest Coastal Native Art

Vancouver is usually the acknowledged Canadian capital of northwest coastal native art since that's the city where most tourists visit and where most of the galleries that feature northwest coastal native art are located. In addition to the wonderful native artwork, of course there is so much to see and do in Vancouver as well as the surrounding area. One of my Canadian travel articles is on Vancouver. Check it out, especially if you plan to visit.

Monday, October 16, 2006

Native American Art and Eskimo Art Blog Enhanced

The Inuit and Native Art Bulletin blog which covers Native American art and Eskimo art topics has been enhanced with links to Google ads related to the same topics. There is also the addition of a Google search box at the bottom right side of the webpage for your convenience.

See Native American art and Eskimo art at Free Spirit Gallery

Friday, October 13, 2006

Our Blog on Eskimo Art and Native American Art is Active

I've been browsing around the internet looking at many of the Native culture and Native American art related discussion groups on both the Yahoo and MSN networks. It looks like that most of them are no longer very active and not maintained. They make our own Inuit and Native Art Bulletin blog look pretty busy as we've been pretty consistent in posting several times per week on Eskimo art, Native American art and cultural or current issues.

So those of you who are reading this blog, a quick thank you! Don't forget to check out some of the links on the right hand side of this webpage as well as the Eskimo art and Native American art at Free Spirit Gallery. There are lots of articles and videos there as well.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

NY Museum Did Not Have Proper Respectful Eskimo Art

In 1897 explorer Robert Peary brought six Inuit Eskimo from Greenland to New York so scientists could study them without fear of frostbite. Thousands of New Yorker's met Perry's ship to ogle the three men, a woman, a girl, and a boy. The Inuit Eskimo were housed in the basement of the American Museum of Natural History where scientists, journalists, and others watched the visitors adapt to "civilized" life as some type of exhibit of Eskimo art. Within a year, four of the Inuit Eskimo had died from of tuberculosis. (One of the museum's living Inuit Eskimo had returned to Greenland; the second -- a boy named Minik -- was adopted by a museum official.) Officials turned the bodies over to a medical school for dissection. The medical school then sent the remains to a "bone-house" to clean away remaining flesh. The bones were then shipped back to the American Museum of Natural History to be stored among their artifacts. Meanwhile, the museum failed to notify the Inuit Eskimo families of their relatives' deaths, while arranging for a fake burial to fool the survivors. Minik later claimed to have found his father's skeleton in a display case and immediately requested the bones be returned to Greenland. However, the American Museum of Natural History kept the bones. By the 1990s, following lengthy bouts of bad press, the NMNH finally returned the remains to Greenland for burial. They were interred there in 1993, after almost a century in a drawer. This was certainly not a case of proper and respectful Eskimo art on display at a museum

For more respectful examples, see Eskimo Art at Free Spirit Gallery.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Last Pair of Killer Whale Orca Native Indian Carvings

A final pair of killer whale orca Native Indian carvings by Gary Baker have been pulled out from stock and into the gallery. These killer whale orca carvings have been popular as two other pairs have already been sold in the last two weeks. It's incredible how Native Indian carver can continue producing these killer whales and still manage to make each of them unique and slightly different. That's the sign of a good artist.

As with the other pairs, this pair comes with a special price of $298 US but each of them can be bought separately for $165 US. More detail of these pieces are at Free Spirit Gallery's Northwest Native Indian Killerwhale Carvings.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Native American Names and Meanings Book

Here's a book on Native American names and meanings. It has names by Native American tribe or origin, gender, alphabet, English meaning and category. There's actually two separate books included. More details of these books can be found at Native American Names Book or by clicking on the image below;

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Friday, October 06, 2006

Pharmaceutical Sales Career Book Available at Clickbank but not Native Arts Books

Clickbank is one of the most established online retailer of digital products including ebooks (electronic books) in the US. Since Free Spirit Gallery has two ebooks on Native arts, there was a decision that had to be made whether these two titles should be made available to Clickbank or not. It was finally decided that since the two ebooks were already being made available for free download at the Free Spirit Gallery website, it wouldn't be worthwhile to list them on Clickbank for a higher price.

So the two titles, "Overview of Pacific Northwest Native Indian Art" and "Overview of Canadian Arctic Inuit Art" will continue to be available for free for any visitors of the Free Spirit Gallery website. Both of these books were written by the Clint Cora Leung, the founder of Free Spirit Gallery. Just go to the home page for the links to these two books.

However, Clint's latest ebook called "How To Get A Dream Job In Pharmaceutical Sales" is available through Clickbank. In addition, this title is available for all Clickbank affiliate sellers who specialize on career titles and more information is available at the book's affiliate page.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Two New Native American Indian Art Killerwhale Carvings

Two new Native American Indian art killerwhale carvings by Northwest coast carver Gary Baker have been added to Free Spirit Gallery's website to replace the two that were purchased this week. They are both 22 inches in length by about 7.25 inches. These Native American Indian art carvings usually retail for $200 US and more at street galleries but Free Spirit Gallery sells them for $165 US online. In addition, there is always a special price of $298 US for two of these Gary Baker carvings since one faces right and the other faces left which would make a nice pair to have on the walls.

See more details and photos of these beautiful killerwhale and other Northwest coast carvings at Native American Indian Art Carvings.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Ancient Haida Aboriginal Art Pieces at McCord Museum

The photos from my visit to Montreal's McCord Museum are now online at three separate webpages at the Free Spirit Gallery website. These are art pieces and artifacts from the Northwest Indian Haida nation in BC. They date back to late 1700s and early 1800s. The first page of photos is at Haida Aboriginal Art and Artifacts.

Free Spirit Gallery specializes in Canadian Eskimo art and Northwest Canadian Aboriginal art.

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Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Travel from Pharmaceutical Sales Career Helped Discover Art

Clint Cora Leung, the owner of Free Spirit Gallery, discovered Northwest Native Indian art and Canadian Eskimo art while traveling across Canada on business during his pharmaceutical sales career. Clint worked as a pharmaceutical sales representative, a product manager and a sales manager in the industry. His exposure to Northwest Native Indian art came as a result of his business trips to Vancouver. After business meetings, he went to the Gastown district of Vancouver and it was here in the various galleries where he fell in love with Northwest Native Indian art.

It was a similar experience with Canadian Eskimo art as well as he found himself visiting galleries in Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City during business travel to those cities. He says, "You can say that my time during my pharmaceutical sales career helped me make a transition to the art world."

After 14 years in the pharmaceutical industry, Clint left to start Free Spirit Gallery, which specializes in Northwest Native Indian art and Canadian Eskimo art. However, he has not left pharmaceuticals completely as he just finished writing a book called "How To Get A Dream Job In Pharmaceutical Sales - Direct Inside Advice and Guidance from a Sales Manager". Clint says that this book will help others get their start in the pharmaceutical sales field.

This book on pharmaceutical sales careers is available at www.GetPharmaceuticalSalesJob.com

Monday, October 02, 2006

Not Too Early For Christmas Shopping For Inuit Eskimo Art or Native American Art

Now that it's October, it will soon be the mad rush for Christmas shopping. A very important point to get across is that it is NOT too early at all to start Christmas shopping for Inuit Eskimo art or Native American art. You definitely want to beat the rush and also have the best choice. Also, since it takes time for shipping, you want to have ample time for transport. So the best time for any Christmas shopping if you want to give Inuit Eskimo art or Native American art is now. Take advantage of the lead time as well as the selections at Free Spirit Gallery so you won't be caught in the late shopping rush.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Free Spirit Publishing Launches Pharmaceutical Sales Career Information

Free Spirit Gallery has launched a separate division called Free Spirit Publishing. This separate division will publish information on pharmaceutical sales careers. This is to support a new book written by Free Spirit founder Clint Cora (Leung) called "How To Get A Dream Job In Pharmaceutical Sales - Direct Inside Advice and Guidance from a Sales Manager". Before starting Free Spirit Gallery, which is an online gallery specializing in Eskimo art and Native American art, Clint was in the pharmaceutical industry for 14 years.

Clint says, "I still get questions from people on how to get into the pharmaceutical industry so based on my background, it was pretty easy for me to write this book. Now everytime somebody asks me about how to get pharmaceutical sales jobs, I just have to refer them to my book. This allows me to hopefully make some money from my past industry experience but also frees up my time to work on current businesses like Free Spirit Gallery."

For more information, see Pharmaceutical Sales Jobs and Careers at http://www.GetPharmaceuticalSalesJob.com